20, May, 2008 4 Comments
I came across a post on Copyblogger announcing a Twitter Writing Contest!
The contest requirement is to write the best 140-character story, and the best story will win the writer an iPod Nano (of course it’s got to be the nano!)
The post also writes:
It should be a great exercise and a lot of fun. Being constrained to exactly 140 characters will spark your creative juices and force you to focus stringently on word choice, sentence structure, and even punctuation.
Here’s an example that I tweeted over the weekend:
Three flies are bugging me on the deck. I kill two, and spare the third. “Go tell the others this is what happens,” I warn as he buzzes off.
Isn’t that such a great, cute tweet! Forget the essay, the novella, the short story, here comes the micro-tale!
If you think that ‘brevity is the soul of wit’ and want to give it a try, find out more at Copyblogger.